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Chanel’s Bruno Pavlovsky on Life After Karl Lagerfeld

PARIS — On the eve of Virginie Viard’s debut solo collection at Chanel, the mood at the house is palpably expectant.
That Karl Lagerfeld’s long-time right-hand woman should feel nervous about stepping into the spotlight is understandable: Over his 36 years at the helm of Chanel, Lagerfeld practically wrote the book on how to revive a dormant luxury house.
Bruno Pavlovsky, president of fashion and president of Chanel SAS, spoke admiringly of the heritage left by the German designer, who died in February at the age of 85. Yet he also underlined the need for Viard to fly with her own wings and bring her touch to the label founded by another woman, Gabrielle “Coco” Chanel.
In an interview the day before the Chanel 2020 cruise show, which was held at the Grand Palais in Paris, Pavlovsky sat down with WWD to talk about life after Karl, the June 20 celebration of his life, digital innovation and how Chanel is coping with the ongoing yellow vests protests in France.
WWD: How are you and the team feeling on the eve of Virginie Viard’s first solo collection for Chanel?
Bruno Pavlovsy: Excited, stressed — but stressed in a good way.
We are both in the continuity of all

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